Meet the Team

Larry Nichols, CSD

Larry Nichols, principal, is a founding partner of Capstone Project Services and brings over 25 years experience in the construction industry. His experience includes serving as a manufacturer’s representative, a sub-contractor, an owner’s representative and as a Project Manager for two architectural firms. Larry has extensive experience in supermarket design and construction and in 2006, earned his Certified Supermarket Designer (CSD) designation from Food Marketing Institute.

Before founding Capstone Project Services, Larry spent eight years with a large A/E firm, managing their Roanoke office which serviced Kroger, Food Lion, Winn-Dixie and other food retailing clients. Larry earned his B.A. in Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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1007 First Street SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, 540.598.0702


Mark Hughes, AIA

Mark Hughes, principal, is a founding partner of Capstone Project Services and is a registered architect with over 25 years experience. He has worked in offices that focused on a wide range of projects, including high end residential, multi-family housing and mixed-use design. Mark has developed a focus on commercial retail, having spent twelve years with Lowes in their Design and Construction Department. Most recently, Mark was Project Architect with a large A/E firm in their Roanoke office.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Southern Institute of Technology in Marietta, Georgia. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is registered in Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia.

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333 South Tamiami Trail, Ste. 293, Venice, FL 34285, 941.441.5740


Obadiah Swafford, AIA

Obadiah holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Arizona. After receiving his Masters of Architecture from the University of Arizona he practiced in Indiana where he worked on large projects for universities and private and public school systems. He then went on to be an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University where he taught courses in design, digital media, and design / build. Most recently Obadiah was the Vice President of Waterford Architectural Design Group which supported the development activities of a regional South West Florida developer as the in-house full service architectural firm.

Obadiah is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is currently licensed to practice Architecture in Florida, North Carolina and Indiana.

6070 Gulf Road, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, 407.749.9033, Certi.# AA26002199